White Chocolate Craisin Cookies

Hey everyone!  I have been on hiatus the past few months, but am back with a great cookie recipe.  White Chocolate Craisin Cookies.  Sweet, chewy and delicious.  I whipped up a batch of cookie dough for a family get together, and decided to try a white chocolate and craisin combiniation.  They turned out really well, and everyone loved them!  The cookies are soft and chewy, and the tanginess of the craisins really makes the flavours pop.  The recipe is posted below… try them out!

P.S.  My trick to long lasting cookies is to underbake them by 1 or 2 minutes.  It keeps them soft and chewy for days after you bake them!


White Chocolate Craisin Cookies
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These soft and chewy cookies will make you want to eat the whole batch by yourself. White chocolate and craisins are the perfect combination!
Servings
48 Cookies
Servings
48 Cookies
White Chocolate Craisin Cookies
Print Recipe
These soft and chewy cookies will make you want to eat the whole batch by yourself. White chocolate and craisins are the perfect combination!
Servings
48 Cookies
Servings
48 Cookies
Ingredients
Servings: Cookies
Instructions
  1. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit.
  2. In a bowl, beat together butter, brown sugar and white sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, followed by the vanilla.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt.
  4. Stir flour mixture into butter mixture in 2 or 3 additions.
  5. Stir in white chocolate chips and craisins.
  6. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheets. Be sure to leave about an inch and a half between drops.
  7. Bake in preheated oven, switching pans halfway through, for about 8 - 9 minutes. The cookies should look slightly underbaked. Let cool.
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Valentine’s Day – Heart Cupcakes

So, can you believe it’s February already? I know I can’t.  When I think of February, I think of Valentine’s Day and all the LOVEly stuff that comes with it (see what I did there? It’s a play on words… lovely).  Yesterday I found myself daydreaming about what to bake for my husband for Valentine’s Day, so I figured why not try some stuff out.  I saw some really cute cupcakes on Pinterest from glorioustreats.com and thought I would try out something similar.

For these cupcakes I just used a Duncan Hines, French Vanilla cake mix.  Some people are like “ew” to a cake mix, but I like them.  They are so handy and quick to whip up, plus they taste good.  So I guess the first step to making these cupcakes is to follow the directions on the box of cake mix.  I used some cute Valentine’s Day cupcake liners to be more festive.

After the cupcakes are baked, the next step is to cut the top off.  Don’t discard the top piece you just cut off.  You’ll need that in the next step.  It will look something like this:

Next, add a dollop of icing to the cupcake.  Any icing will do, I had some leftover strawberry buttercream from another project, so I just used that.  With the top piece, cut out a heart using a small heart cookie cutter.  Using a knife to cut the heart would work as well.

Then some crazy stuff happens.  You put the top piece back on the cupcake.  Blows your mind doen’t it?  Follow those steps on each cupcake and you’re done!

They turned out pretty cute.  This is a very easy way to make a cupcake look extra fancy.

Enjoy!